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Everyday Cheapskate: What Every Kid Needs to Know About Greed and Thankfulness

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If there is one thing that will ruin your kids' lives, it's greed. Teach them while they're young how to pull the plug on greed and you will have prepared them in a very important way to not only survive but also thrive in the real world. You may want to start with this lesson:

LESSON: HOW TO DEFEAT THE ENEMY THAT IS GREED

As you get older, you are going to discover an enemy that everyone has to deal with at some time in his or her life.

This enemy isn't like the bad guy in your video game or the bully at school who tries hard to make everyone scared and miserable. Even though you cannot see this enemy, you can defeat it by the way you live and the choices you make.

This enemy is "greed."

What is greed?

 

The feeling of wanting everything you can think of is called greed. Greed is not a good thing. In fact, it's like a very bad disease. It starts small and, if allowed to grow, it will take over your life.

Greed will make you a very miserable person.

Greed causes temper tantrums and makes people self-centered and arrogant. Greed is very sneaky.

WHAT GREED FEELS LIKE

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